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Michael Leighton

35-Year-Old Goalie – Carolina Hurricanes

2016-17 NHL Stats

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3.43

SV%

.870

2016-17 NHL Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

There was no outlook written for Michael Leighton in 2016-17. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

STATUS:  Out    INJURY:  Undisclosed    EST. RETURN:  9/1/2017
SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 186   DOB: 5/19/1981
BORN: Petrolia, Ontario   DRAFTED: 6th Rd, #165 Overall in 1999   Show ContractHide Contract

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Michael Leighton Contract Information:

Signing a one-year, two-way contract with the Hurricanes in September 2016.

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Leighton -- a depth goalie for Hurricanes affiliate AHL Charlotte -- will undergo surgery as the result of an undisclosed injury that will keep him shelved for 4-to-6 weeks.

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Michael Leighton NHL Stats
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  Goalie Stats
Season Age League Team GP W L OTL SO GAA GA SA SV SV%
2006-07 25 5 2 2 0 0 3.93 14 112 98 .875
2007-08 26 3 1 1 0 0 2.66 7 68 61 .897
2008-09 27 19 6 7 2 0 2.91 50 507 457 .901
2009-10 28 34 17 9 2 1 2.83 85 899 814 .905
2010-11 29 NHL PHI 1 1 0 0 0 4.00 4 36 32 .889
2012-13 31 NHL PHI 1 0 1 0 0 5.08 5 26 21 .808
2014-15 33 AHL ROC 42 22 13 0 5 2.26 90 1124 1034 .920
2015-16 34 AHL ROC 46 28 8 0 5 2.44 105 1274 1169 .918
2015-16 34 NHL CHI 1 0 0 0 0 1.54 1 17 16 .941
2016-17 35 NHL CAR 4 2 2 0 0 3.43 12 92 80 .870
2016-17 35 AHL CHA 23 11 7 3 3 2.17 48 611 563 .921

Age is determined on October 1st of each season.

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Michael Leighton – Playing Time Overview

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Michael Leighton is not currently listed on the Carolina Hurricanes team depth chart.
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2016-17 Time On Ice Stats

52:34

Average Time On Ice

On average, Michael Leighton was on the ice for 52:34.

Year Ice Time
2016-17 52:34

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2016-17 NHL Game Log   Michael Leighton
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Date Opp W L OTL GAA GA SA SV SV%
Jan 23 @WAS Did Not Play
Jan 21 @CLM 0 1 0 3.16 3 20 17 .850
Jan 20 PIT Did Not Play
Jan 14 NYI Did Not Play
Jan 13 BUF Did Not Play
Jan 10 CLM Did Not Play
Jan 8 BOS Did Not Play
Jan 6 @CHI Did Not Play
Jan 5 @STL Did Not Play
Jan 3 NJD Did Not Play
Dec 22 @BUF Did Not Play
Dec 17 BUF Did Not Play
Dec 16 WAS Did Not Play
Dec 13 VAN 1 0 0 5.29 3 16 13 .813
Dec 10 @SAN Did Not Play
Dec 8 @LOS Did Not Play
Dec 7 @ANA Did Not Play
Dec 4 TAM Did Not Play
Dec 3 @NYR 0 1 0 4.14 4 23 19 .826
Dec 1 @BOS Did Not Play
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Nov 29 @NYR Did Not Play
Nov 27 FLA 1 0 0 2.00 2 33 31 .939
Nov 26 @OTT Did Not Play
Nov 24 @MON Did Not Play
Nov 22 @TOR Did Not Play
Nov 20 WPG Did Not Play

Michael Leighton: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Leighton was assigned to AHL Charlotte on Thursday.

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Leighton made just 17 saves in a 3-2 loss to Columbus on Saturday.

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Leighton will guard the goal in Saturday's road game against the Blue Jackets.

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Leighton was recalled from AHL Charlotte on Thursday, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.

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Leighton was reassigned to AHL Charlotte on Monday.

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Leighton was recalled from AHL Charlotte on Wednesday.

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Leighton is back in the AHL with Eddie Lack (concussion) drawing the start against the Bruins on Friday.

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Leighton was sent home from practice Monday due to illness, but is still expected to back up Cam Ward in the evening's tilt against Detroit.

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Leighton was recalled from AHL Charlotte on Thursday.

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Leighton was sent down to the minors Wednesday.

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Leighton gave up three goals on just 16 shots in relief of Cam Ward on Tuesday, but he ended up taking home a win against the Canucks.

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Leighton has rejoined the Hurricanes after drawing a start with AHL Charlotte on Friday, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016-17

There was no outlook written for Michael Leighton.

2013-14

Veteran backup goalie Leighton barely played in 2012-13 due to a finger injury and will likely begin the year in the AHL.

2012-13

Leighton saw the majority of starts with Adirondack (AHL) in a three-goalie rotation last year, posting a .918 save percentage on his way to becoming an AHL All-Star. He's the likely candidate to back up Ilya Bryzgalov this season despite no time with the Flyers last year, after re-signing with the organization in July. Leighton is just two years removed from guiding the Flyers within two games of the Stanley Cup.

2011-12

After seeing some time between the pipes in 2009-10, Leighton managed to play in just one regular season game for the Flyers last season due to a back injury that required surgery. More recently, he's added a hip ailment to his injury problems and with Ilya Bryzgalov now in the fold, it would appear that Leighton is in line for another year of sparse work. He's also behind Sergei Bobrovsky on the depth chart, though there have been some rumblings that Bobrovsky could be dealt, clearing the way for Leighton to be the primary backup for Philly. However, the Flyers do have a few more younger netminders in the system that Leighton would have to fight off.

2010-11

Leighton will miss the first month of the season with a bulging disc in his back. It could also set him back in the race to earn starts for the Flyers as one of the other netminders could use that month to establish himself. The Flyers did invest in Leighton with a two-year deal this summer, so he's certainly in the mix, injury or not.

2009-10

Leighton’s workload decreased once head coach Paul Maurice took over for Peter Laviolette in the 2008-09 season. When the season wrapped up, his final stats included a .292 goals against average and .901 save percentage with six wins and seven losses. Cam Ward is the main man stopping pucks in Raleigh, so Leighton will continue to work part-time between the pipes.

2008-09

Of all the players in the Carolina system who aren't established in the NHL, Leighton has the greatest potential for a breakout in 2008-09. That's because he's playing behind Cam Ward, who notoriously slumps several times a year. Leighton will eventually be given a shot to tend the Carolina net, and if he responds with a couple of good games (or if Ward gets hurt), it's eminently foreseeable that Leighton could wrest the No. 1 job away.

2007-08

Leighton will be the presumptive starter at AHL Albany, and will probably be the first callup in the event of an injury to Cam Ward or John Grahame.

2006-07

Leighton figures to spend a lot of time in the AHL this season, until the Ducks decide to part ways with J.S. Giguere or Ilya Bryzgalov. Unless one of the aforementioned netminders suffers an injury, stay away from Leighton on draft day.

2005-06

Leighton was and now is the teams number two goalie. He has shown that he is a good goalie in the minors, but not yet in the NHL, although he did not have much in front of him in 03-04. Leighton was the first Blackhawk goalie to log a shutout in his pro debut.

2004-05